Even though I am told I have a powerful presence in front of an audience, I don't really enjoy being the center of attention. I guess being passionate is like that! When I am captured by the passion of my topic or helping my students connect with their own passion, I am powerful and confident ... But when I am put in a position that I am the center of attention at a social gathering, I tend to be rather shy.
That was up until now!
I was encouraged by a couple of friends to have a book launch party to honor the release of Match Meets the Metapysical. I succumbed to their offer to host and coordinate the gathering. I am so glad that I did!
On the eve of the book launch, surrounded by friends, family, mentors, supporters and students as well as several of my book characters, contributors and my editor, I quickly realized that gathering in celebration is an important part of achieving a goal ... not only for me, but for everyone involved.
I am profoundly grateful and humbled to share the excitement of my book launch with the many people who have supported me along the way. The evening was full of great food, excitement, a mix of emotions, powerful conversations, tears of joy, amazing energy, lots of books to sign and a wonderful atmosphere of celebration of our accomplishment. It was also an opportunity to fully acknowledge that my effort to share the personal story of my intuitive and psychic abilities and how I learned to trust and use them to create an amazing life would certainly serve others in doing the same!
Below are a few of my favorite shots! Special thanks to MaryJane Weigert Beatie for capturing the event in pictures, Su Stacey for coordinating the event, Michael and Penny Hathaway for hosting the event and to Mikalya Cerney for helping me with all the details so I could bask in the amazing energy of the evening!
And if the book launch party wasn't already amazing enough ... the next day, Match Meets the Metaphysical hit the Amazon Best Seller list ... sharing the Amazon Top 10 Best Seller page with my all time favorite inspirational book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Such an honor!
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